Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, March 22

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.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo ensures better security for islanders

Mejor protección civil

Garantiza Juan Carrillo a isleños

Lanrry parra

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de marzo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

See City section below....


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

At the 11th Regular session of the City Council, they unanimously agreed to establish a Municipal Scholarship Committee. "This committee will serve to ensure that scholarships are allocated in a transparent way to the children and young people who deserve them, so that they can continue with their academic preparation," said councilman Diego Genaro González Aguilar.

• With the Municipal Development Plan, the government headed by Juan Carrillo Soberanis endorses its commitment to maintain a safe municipality.

       Security of the municipality is one of the priorities of the current administration, headed by Juan Carrillo Soberanis, therefore as part of the 2016-2018 Municipal Development Plan (PMD), efforts are made to maintain a safe Isla Mujeres, with greater vigilance and better civil protection for island families and their property.

      "The security of the island families and their property has been a priority since this municipal government assumed responsibility, and with the Municipal Development Plan this will be fulfilled in a better way, to remain a safe municipality for those who visit us and those who live here," said the municipal president.
       In addition, Juan Carrillo Soberanis explained that in order to fulfill the commitments made to the citizenry, the PMD 2016-2018 will be an essential tool for the orderly development of the municipality, thanks to the fact that, with the consensus among the different sectors of the island's community,  the document contains axes (principles) that will benefit Isla Mujeres.

        "The second axis of the 2016-2018 PMD, Isla Mujeres Firme (Safe), means developing greater public safety and civil protection, because for this administration the most important thing will always be the safety and well-being of all families living in the municipality," said the mayor.

    Finally, the island's mayor said that security strategies will continue to be implemented, such as random operations at different points, both in the island and in the Continental Zone, in addition to continuing the surveillance rounds 24 hours a day to maintain security of all the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres.

The rights to equality and non-discrimination are cornerstones of human rights which we must protect and inculcate to new generations.
Los derechos a la igualdad y a la no discriminación son piedras angulares de los derechos humanos que debemos proteger e inculcar a las nuevas generaciones.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

We have ensured security in Isla Mujeres: Mayor JCS

Need to attend to the proliferation of cats…/
 Despite efforts by Veterinarian Delfino Guevara and others, who trap and sterilize feral cats, the stray cats are proliferating. There was recently a change within administration in the Ecology department. The day after the former director commented that they are like a plague, a new director was appointed, Carlos Barranco.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Vehicle registration renewals are lagging  
Trámites de reemplacamiento en el olvidor.. [+] Ver mas

 With only ten days left to the end of the moth, barely 50% have renewed their vehicle registrations. Verification operations will begin in April, with increasing fees and fines.
   In the entire municipality of Isla Mujeres, there are about 2800 motorcycles, 1800 cars, 560 rental golf carts, 250 rental scooters, and 850 pick up trucks, according to data from last year's registrations.
   Por Esto says it is curious that the Treasury Oficina Recaudadora de Rentas office only has 560 rental carts registered for last year, when there are (allegedly) at least 900 rental carts in circulation, many of them irregularly, without problems from the SINTRA officials or Traffic officers.
   Residents are encouraged to go to the office and take advantage of the discounts and to be up to date, so they won't face problems when enforcement operations begin. They can collect their car plates at the time they come in, and although the motorcycle plates have not arrived, they can pay for them now and take advantage of the discounts.
      If they are up to date, the renewal is 686 per car and 289 pesos per motorcycle, with no charge for the circulation card or the tenencia. Less than 50% of the registered vehicles have been renewed at the office, but that number may be higher, because if they are up to date, they have the option to pay at the bank, explained revenue agent Jesus Contreras Gomez.

Decreased nautical activities  
Bajan Actividades náuticas. [+] Ver mas
  Although the port remains open to all boats, nautical activities suffered a slight drop after the long weekend, when demand decreased significantly. Hotel occupancy stands at 85 percent after the long weekend. If the weather permits, fishermen plan to go out  to be sure the island is stocked for "this" Good Friday (Good Friday is April 14, so maybe this refers to the increased demand for fish on all Fridays during Lent?), and note that demand has declined now that the long weekend is over.
      On Tuesday there were winds from the east and northeast up to 30 km/hr with higher gusts causing waves of 1.2 to 1.8 meters, which prevented many from going very far out. Some who left at dawn and returned before noon promptly sold out their products.

Birth of Benito Juarez celebrated  
Celebran Natalicio de Don Benito Juárez. [+] Ver mas
    Juan Carrillo Soberanis, accompanied by educational authorities, students, teaching staff and government officials, led the commemoration of the CCXI Anniversary of the birth of Don Benito Juárez García. The event took place at the Middle School, Benito Juarez, at 9:00am and included various officials who are named in the article, which also contains information about Benito Juarez. 
Later a floral wreath was placed at the bust of Benito Juárez García at the high school and at the roundabout in his honor, next to the Fifth Naval Region base.

  This blog is brought to you by....
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.


 March Events
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)

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"
"Trova Islena"
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

Sunset ~6:50p
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: 

Are you ready for some “GOOD TIMES”? Then join us at this week’s Artist Fair, Thursday 3:30 – 8:30 at the Casa de Cultura in Isla Mujeres. No need for scratching 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”


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.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.