Saturday, April 29, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, April 29

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Conference against bullying  

Nada con bullying

 Juan Carrillo apuesta a sociedad libre de este mal

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ISLA MUJERES, 28 de abril.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
       Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, accompanied by his wife, Paola Orrico de Carrillo, participated in the conference "Demystifying Bullying" by the writer and expert on the subject, Trixia Valle. 
      This was presented by the DIF social service agency and the City at the Convention center at noon and attended by students from the high school (Colegio Bachilleres) and the Middle School (Benito Juarez) and from the  Jean Piaget school, as well as officials who are named in the article. 
         The speaker is a frequent collaborator in various national written and electronic media and said shw had been a victim of bullying. She said it has been reported that 7 of 10 children in Mexico have suffered some type of bullying from their peers.

Increase in car ferry rates due to increased fuel costs  

Subirán tarifas de ferrys

 Ante constantes alzas en los combustibles

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ISLA MUJERES, 28 de abril.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
 The car ferry rates will increase at the beginning of May, due to increased fuel costs, however there will be no increase for the cost of a passenger tickets nor Rate 1 for cars (up to 4 meters) which remains 292 pesos. The prices for motorcycles and bicycles also didn't change.
    The cost for vans of six meters increased from 478 to 511 and the cost of minibuses went from 624 to 688. Three ton trucks increased from 760 to 813 and dump trucks went up from 803 to 863 pesos. You can consult their website at


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North Beach is returning to normal 
Playa Norte vuelve a la normalidad [+] Ver masFull article at this link

       The navigation channel in front of Playa Centro (Posada Beach) is recovering and it appears there is no need to relocate the buoy line, which was released from the sand a few days ago, because the south winds have moved the sand towards Playa Norte/North Beach. The lifeguards continue to restrict swimming in the boat area, and you can see that the buoys are already about five meters out in the water, where it was just recently sand.
  An official with the Harbor Master's office predicted that these winds will benefit North Beach, and that the sand that accumulated by the Posada Beach will move further north to fill in the area near Chichis. This area suffered erosion with the deterioration of the seven 'whales' (geotubes) that were installed in 2007, but were not maintained and became torn and empty. A company has begun an installation (of 'palladium'?) in the area that is gaining sand, and they hope to regain that area of about 10,000 square meters.
   The winds from the south are expected to continue for the next three days and they are common in this season, which should allow the accumulated sand to move and eliminate the need to move the buoys.

Hacienda Mundaca palapa cordoned off by Civil Protection agency 
Protección Civil validó denuncia de palapa dañada+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The head of Civil Protection explained that they cordoned off the palapa of the Mundaca Hacienda due to weakening of the structure because some of the poles which were used are not suitable and cannot support the weight of the roof. It is recalled that the roof of the palapa at Iguana Park fell in October, shortly after an evening event. It is much older than the Mundaca palapa which was built two years ago for about 15 million pesos.
     After the Iguana Park palapa roof fell last October, the Mundaca palapa was closed, but then people were allowed to use it again. However, lately with the south winds, it was cordoned off again. There had been people exercising inside and tourists visiting it.
    There have been comments about the poor quality of construction of both of these palapas, especially from builders who have constructed larger palapas on the properties of the families Povedano Moguel, and Lima Fernández, among others.
     In the case of the Mundaca palapa, around a dozen main poles were used and one of them was already giving out under the weight. When Civil Protection became aware of the danger, City personnel placed a "strut" to avoid collapse. It's been half a year now and there has been no announcement about funds for updating the palapa.

"Tattoo" leading in the Sol al Sol Regatta  
“Tattoo” lidera la regata del “Sol al Sol”Ver mas

This is an article dated April 27 about the position of the eight regatta boats  (which is probably a typo. The boats departed Friday, April 28). You can follow their progress HERE.   It notes their relatives should begin arriving Saturday
  Here is what I wrote this morning....The Sol al Sol Regatta only has eight boats this year & they are due to arrive on Sunday, or possibly Monday, if these winds cause delays. They left Friday and you can track them here  as they cross the ~500 nautical miles of the Gulf.
The basketball game (Sailors vs Isleños) is scheduled for 7pm on Wednesday at the downtown court, but since that is being reconstructed, I would guess it may be at the Convention Center.
Participants for the 48th edition of the Regatta Amigos will gather at Buho's restaurant at 10am on Friday, and go to the boats a half hour later.These exceptional students from ages 8-12 will begin their Regatta around the island at noon.
Last year's Sol al Sol winner, "After You" is competing with “50/50”, “Equinox”, “Its Only Money”, “My Time”, “Tattoo”, “Midnight Sun”, and “I Believe”. However, on the tracking page it appears the last two didn't leave port.

Navy assists with arrest in Cancun
Apoya la Marina Armada acciones de la SEIDO [+] Ver mas

Fifth Naval Region personnel participated in three searches in Cancun with the Specialized Investigation Office for Organized Crime (SEIDO) and the Federal Police, providing perimeter security and support. The first search took place in a house in the Alamos subdivision, where a person was arrested and weapons, vehicles, drugs and various "effects" were secured.The second and third search was done in houses located in "Privada Quetzales" and in Region 223, both with negative

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 May Events
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Sunday, April 30 Children's Day

Sunday, April 30 on the Town Square stage at 8p. A Celebration of the International Day of Dance

Monday, May 1 Labor Day

Wednesday, May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)

Friday, May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla "Cinco de Mayo"

Sunday, May 7 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p 

Wednesday, May 10 Mother's Day

Sunset ~7:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 10   7:15
May 11   8:05
May 12  8:55  
May 13   9:44
May 14  10:32
May 15  11:19  
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Sunday, May 14 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Monday, May 15 Teacher's Day Día del Maestro

The starting date for Whale Shark Tour season hasn't been announced yet, so it is unknown if it will be May 17 (possibly thru Sept. 17). Will update when announced.

May 19, 20, 21 Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament 
Friday is final registration & the Captain's dinner
The tournament is Saturday & Sunday

Sunday, May 21 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Sunday, May 28 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Thursday, June 1 Día de la Marina

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