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Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here,
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
Mayor Juan Carrillo is committed to improving the economies of islander families
Juan Carrillo le cumple a familias isleñas
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de marzo.-
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de marzo.-
See City section below...
Removing the last 1000 tons of trash before Easter vacation season
Antes de la próxima temporada vacacional
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de marzo.-
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de marzo.-
The City plans to clean out the Trash Transfer Facility and remove the last 1000 tons of trash before the Easter holiday season. The Director of Public Services, José Guadalupe Ríos Chalet, said that since last night, 100 to 130 tons of garbage have been transferred to the Continental Zone through special ferry trips. He said the facility should be cleaned out by the start of the Easter vacation season, except for the plant waste.
The municipal official explained that this work is being carried out with the support of eight "gondola" trucks with capacity for seven tons of garbage, in addition to the facility's compactor, therefore the site should be clean by the end of the month or the first days of April.
He said once the accumulated trash has been removed, it will not be a problem keeping the site clean, when they will be transferring the 60 tons of trash that are generated daily.
He said that in regard to plant waste, a strategy is being prepared to start reducing it until it disappears. This strategy includes converting the vegetable waste into compost, which would be used for landscaping and planters, in order to clean up the entire area.
From the Municipal Facebook site..... ( FB page link)
IMPROVING THE ECONOMY OF THE ISLANDER FAMILIES IS ONE OF MY MAIN COMMITMENTS: MAYOR JUAN CARRILLO SOBERANIS• The PMD 2016-2018 aims to create more and better jobs for the inhabitants of the island The Municipal Development Plan (PMD) 2016-2018 of Isla Mujeres, created by this administration headed by municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, promotes, among other things, the generation of jobs to improve the economy of the families that inhabit the municipality . Among its key principles is "Isla Mujeres with Economic Well-Being", which seeks to consolidate tourism as the main axis and engine of development and growth of the economy of the municipality through mechanisms which increase the competitiveness of this tourist destination and adding value to its attractions, with potential for development. "I am committed to working, through our PMD, to expanding the tourist and economic offerings of the municipality, and thus improving the economies of the families of Isla Mujeres. Being a world-renowned tourist destination, we now have to keep renewing ourselves, "said Juan Carrillo Soberanis. In addition, the Mayor explained that this axis also seeks to strengthen the quality of tourism services, as well as sensitize and integrate society with tourism in general by generating more and better jobs, ensuring adequate conditions for development and diversification of different economic activities in the municipality. "It is important to emphasize that for the generation of jobs, it is also necessary for companies to do their part, so we will promote the culture of business development and provide conditions that facilitate and favor the generation of business," said Juan Carrillo Soberanis. Finally, the municipal president expressed that the benefit of all the activities that will be carried out through the PMD is for the islanders, since their objective is to support them to have an excellent quality of life and that Isla Mujeres is, day by day, a better place to live.
There is an article and photos about the inauguration of the Rehabilitation Unit in the Continental Zone on the mainland part of the municipality.
The City invites you to attend the following brigades on Friday, March 24. It says: Working together for the Future. General medical consultations with free medications, Discounts at the municipal treasury, Legal advice, Rabies vaccines, pruning assistance, and plant donation, as well as Expedition of licenses, Vision exams for glasses. Recreational activities for children.
From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)
Removing the last tons of trash from Isla Mujeres
Voter Registration agency (INE) will have an office in Isla Mujeres thru Tuesday.
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
Lack of seafood
Déficit de productos del mar[+] Ver masFull article at this link
March 23. Fishermen are going out to catch fish after several days of inactivity due to the weather, but the supplies are insufficient to meet the increased demand for seafood during Lent, according to leaders of the cooperatives Social Justicia and Isla Blanca, Baltazar Gomez and Raul Gonzalez, respectively. The fishermen of each of the five cooperatives bring in 300 to 400 tons of fish, but they cannot meet the needs of the restaurants and bars, who put in advance orders, and sometimes to not pay attention to the weather.
All of the species that are allowed for consumption are in high demand, since grouper remains under a ban until the end of the month. Some businesses are buying fish that is coming from Yucatan, in order to meet the high demand, although this is more expensive.
Srs. Gomez and Gonzalez confirmed that their cooperatives cold rooms are empty, due to several days of windy weather keeping fishermen in port, noting that whatever is caught is sold the same day, with nothing on hold due to the high levels of consumption. It is also noted that a new Director of Fishing will be chosen Friday, since Raziel Rivero resigned the position.
Raising awareness about water conservation
Fomentan el uso racional del agua+] Ver masFull article at this link
Throughout the week there were several awareness events about water conservation, in commemoration of World Water Day, and these activities will end on Friday with a day of cleaning around the Salina Grande lake. Carlos Barranco García, director of Ecology, called on students, entrepreneurs and civil associations to participate in this scheduled activity from 8am to 10am, and he said the participation of President Juan Carrillo Soberanis is expected. Every year, there are tons of rubbish in the area surrounding the lake and the other bodies of water. The general public are encouraged to join in and help preserve the environment.
Activities this week for the students included a tour of the Aguakan sewage plant and on Wednesday there were talks and educational games at the primary schools "Cesar Mendoza" and "Julio Sauri Espinoza".
It is noted that a few days ago Por Esto published an article about the problem of plastic trash in Makax lagoon, which is an ongoing problem, and a management program for the lagoon is needed, according to some users in the Federal Zone there.
Globally, more than 80% of the wastewater we generate returns to ecosystems without being treated or recycled; 1.8 billion people use a source of water contaminated by fecal material, putting them at risk of cholera, dysentery, typhus or polio. Non-potable water, poor sanitation infrastructure and poor hygiene cause an estimated 842,000 deaths a year.
Expensive public works
Obras a costo inflado. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
The Councilman for the MORENA party, Roberto Martinez, is critical of the previous administration regarding their use of 12.6 million pesos in funds from the federal program Ramo 33 for 13 public works in 2016. He is particularly critical of the use of 850,000 pesos to build the wall around the Senior Citizen's dome and made accusations about money being diverted and 'robbery' (atraco).
The money from Ramo 33 was paid in two programs. The first was 2,820,232 pesos for FISM, the Fund for Municipal Social Infrastructure, which was distributed as follows:
Public lighting for Ciudad Mujeres (on the mainland), 806,766 pesos;
Construction of classrooms at the high school Colegio Bachilleres at Ciudad Mujeres, 846,069 pesos;
Construction of the elementary school dining room "Enrique Estrella Oxté" (also on the mainland) 1,360,385 pesos;
Improvement of the pluvial sewage network of the island, 131,011 pesos.
The other program is FORTAMUN, the Fund for Contributing to the Municipal Improvements, whose 9,815,536 pesos, were spent on the following public works, which were on the island:In construction of pedestrian passage on Rueda Medina Avenue, 120,000 pesos;
Maintenance of garrisons in avenue and streets, 300,000 pesos;
Maintenance of recreational public spaces, 1,400,000 pesos;
Construction of fence of the dome of the Senior Citizens, 850,000 pesos;
Construction of barrier of safety glass in front of the new hospital, 400,000 pesos
Program of signage for the cross streets, one million pesos;
Municipal contribution FORTASEG, 2,750,000 pesos;
Contributions to the Federal Infrastructure Program 2016 for execution of work in the municipality, 2,327,359 pesos;
And rescue of the park Las Iguanas, 668,177 pesos.
The improvements to the infrastructure of the Ciudad Mujeres jail (on the mainland) is pending.
Training for tourism entrepreneurs
Capacitación para empresarios turísticos.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
A workshop was held by the State Tourism Department for the micro, medium and large companies of the tourism industry of Isla Mujeres, who were given information about federal and state financing programs, with more than 40 attendees. Hoteliers and restaurateurs attended the "Tourism Financing" workshop about federal programs and available financing, held by SEDETUR in conjunction with the City. They learned about programs such as "Modernize your Hotel", which offers funds for investment to improve hotels.
|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. 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. 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.
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Wednesday March 1 Ash Wednesday, beginning of Lent
Thursday, March 2 Artist Fair Casa de Cultura Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun
Be proud to be an islander. Don't miss it!
500 years since discovery 1517-2017
Start of the Commemoration
Friday March 3
Official Ceremony to commemorate 500 years since the discovery of Isla Mujeres
9am at the eastern Malecon by the Paso de la Triguena (east of the Town Square by the bathrooms)
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
Carnaval Dance Troupe from Holbox "Las Dormadoras" dancing in the streets of Isla Mujeres.
Saturday March 4
Cultural Artistic Festival with the Ballet Folklorico of the State of Quintana Roo
"The Setting is Quintana Roo"
Accompanied by the musical group "Mar y Arena" (Sea & Sand)
8pm Town Square
Monday, March 6 Town Square 5:30 The City of Isla Mujeres invites the island community to participate in a Zumba demonstration class as part of the International Day of Women.
Wednesday, March 8 International Women's Day
Thursday, March 9 Artist Fair Casa de Cultura 4-9, Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun
Saturday, March 11 International DJ Day with guest DJ's outside the Casa del la Cultura 1p-10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
|March 12 7:12 Full Moon
March 13 8:05
March 14 8:56
March 15 9:47
March 16 10:37
March 17 11:26
Painting by Pam Haase Link to website
Celebrations for St. Jose start Thursday, March 16 and conclude Monday, March 20 with a Mass at 7pm that is preceded by a kerme in front of the Immaculate Conception church on the Town Square. Novenas are at 7p nightly with locations TBA. Link
Thursday, March 16 Artist Fair Casa de Cultura Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun
Friday, March 17 St. Patrick's Day World Maritime Day
Saturday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
Sunday March 19 8pm on the Town Square for Noches Magicas there will be a belly dancing show by dancers from the US & Argentina and a Carnaval performance by the always impressive troupes of the Renatta Dance Studio.
Monday March 20 Equinox & Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday
Mass for San Jose at Immaculate Concepcion Church at 6:30p, followed by a kerme (fair) in the Town Square,whose proceeds will be used to pay for the restoration work on the church.
Tuesday, March 21 Benito Juarez's birthday
Thursday, March 23 3:30- 8:30 Artist Fair Casa de Cultura Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun
From Isla Brewery:ing and surviving to find one of a kind pieces of art from the island’s super talented artist.
Local food, we got it. Cafeteando Coffee and Bread- awesome empanadas, Beachin' Burrito-California style burritos, Bobo's Grill & Bar- fried chicken, La Chatita-excellent tacos, and many more food options.
Our popular Indian Pale Ale “La Mordida” took last week off, but it is fresh out of the brite tank and incredibly delicious.
Music this week is “Frecuencia Tropical“ a very popular island band that had a “temporary layoff” several years ago, but they are going to play a “reunion show” from 6-8.
“Ain’t we lucky we got em”
DRINK LOCAL BEER….BUY LOCAL ART…..EAT LOCAL FOOD…..DANCE…..HAVE LOCO FUN
Saturday, March 25 Yoga on beach in front of the Posada Hotel. 150 pesos Registration 4p
Thursday, March 30 Artist Fair Casa de Cultura Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun
The Artist's Fairs are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9 thru April 20.