Monday, May 15, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, May 15

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Rescued dolphin improves daily & is getting close to being set free 

Cada día responde mejor

 Se acerca liberación de delfín rescatado

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ISLA MUJERES, 14 de mayo.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..       
         On May 2, a dolphin ran aground on the east side of the island and was rescued by volunteers and staff from the municipal agencies of Civil Protection, Ecology, and Zofemat; as well as specialists from Dolphin Discovery, who were called in to assist and evaluate the injured animal. He taken to the corral of the Tortugranja municipal aquarium, where he was provided with 24 hour medical care and monitoring by a team of specialists from DD, who are members of the "Beached Marine Animal Network".
        The dolphin is of the species "Rough Tooth" (Steno Bredanensis) and was diagnosed with a chronic gastric infection, parasites, and dehydration. He continues to improve and the specialists say he could be released soon.

IMDN&E Editor's note: There are no new updates since May 10 at the DD site here:

Delivery of ambulance to Red Cross  

Entrega ambulancia

Juan Carrillo apuntala a la Cruz Roja Mexicana

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ISLA MUJERES, 14 de mayo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.


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

Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis handed over a fully equipped ambulance to the Isla Mujeres Red Cross, and congratulated the new president of the organization, Juan Felipe Biermman Stolle. The Mayor encouraged residents to contribute to this completely altruistic organization which needs their support to keep itself active and to continue to provide services and attend to medical emergencies.

Festival of Caribbean Culture, Monday, May 15, at 8:30p. in  "La Guadalupe" church in colonia Salinas. Free

The Festival of Caribbean Culture began with performances by Guatemalan singer Sara Curruchich and the group Rockabilly Malix Cats outside the Casa de la Cultura on Saturday at 7pm, following a workshop on painting techniques at 6pm inside the facility. The director of Culture and Arts in Isla Mujeres, Ruben Perez Martin, thanked the Mayor for his commitment to promoting art and culture and support for activities such as this with contribute to this effort as to maintaining the traditions and connections between the Latin American people of the Caribbean who share language, identity, and values, which unite them. (IMDN&E editor's note...editions of this festival are being held in other municipalities of the state, also.)


Editor's note from IMN&E: The City's press release (above) says a fully equipped ambulance was handed over to the Red Cross by the Mayor.
The Por Esto article (below) says the logo on the side of the vehicle indicates it was donated by Nacional Monte de Piedad, so I did a little research & discovered something interesting....they're a nonprofit institution and pawnshop (!), with centuries of history.
Wiki explains: "Since its foundation, Monte de Piedad has had two unchanged fundamental objectives. The first and foremost is with respect to loans to families with emergency needs, giving the most favorable conditions possible and without considering possible financial gain to the institution. Its first and primary lending strategy is microloans secured through pawned objects. However, because the foundation lost significant money in its early years, the governing board decided in 1782 that it was necessary to charge fixed interest. Because they are a charitable organization, they will take items with a value as little as 30 pesos; however, the average loan is about 500 pesos. Most of the pawned items are jewelry and watches but the institution will also take a variety of objects such as cars, domestic appliances and even sheets and linens. However, it has since added some other financial services such as banking services, begun in 1878 and home equity loans, begun in 1997.
The second has to do with the money the enterprise does earn. In the past decade, the institution has donated money to more than 1,500 charities, with an average total yearly donation of between 400 and 450 million Mexican pesos. Charities include Michui Mau, who work with burned children, the Mexican Red Cross, Teleton as well as charities which work with autistic children, children with cancer, people with AIDS, victims of domestic violence, among others. In addition to these, the foundation also supports education in the way of scholarships."
Their interest rate is a fraction of that of for-profit pawn shops & you can read more here....


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Isla Mujeres hotel occupancy at 67%.…/
   The Tourism Department confirmed that hotel occupancy has maintained at 67%, and is expected to improve with the Fishing Tournament this weekend.  The contest is being advertised and includes more than a million pesos in cash and prizes, including a first prize of 350,000 pesos. Links are contact info are given.

Progress on the third stage of the expansion of the wastewater plant…/
   This third stage consists of the construction of an aerobic digester, doubling capacity from 30 liters per second to 60 liters per second. This is part of a project that began several years ago by Aguakan with an investment of more than 30 million pesos. The wastewater plant is located in the southern part of the island and this project will double the capacity for sewage collection and treatment.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Sunny day with brief showers & calm seas  
Del sol a la sombra.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

      This article says there was no rain during the day on Sunday, except brief showers, which allowed tourist activities to continue.  Improved weather is forecast for Monday, and there was a saldo blanco (no incidents) with nearly all the 800 golf carts rented, as well as hundreds of scooters, bicycles, and taxis, which were touring the attractions of the island. The fishermen were able to go out, and the ferry boat companies reported they were running at about 60 percent capacity.

New Board of Directors at the Isla Mujeres Red Cross  
Nuevo Consejo de la Cruz Roja en Isla Mujeres .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  A new president was installed for the board of directors of the Isla Mujeres Red Cross, Juan Filipe Biermann, and a new ambulance was donated through the Nacional Monte de Piedad, according to the logo on the side of the vehicle. Special guests attended the swearing in, who are mentioned in the article, and appreciation was given to the outgoing president, Jorge Cardenas, and his wife Patricia Rodriguez de Cardenas. Statistics about Red Cross services rendered in 2016 around the state are given.

Census of dogs and cats  
Censo de perros y gatos[+] Ver masFull article at this link

  On April 18, the Regulation for the Protection and Welfare of Animals in Isla Mujeres (Reglamento de Protección y Bienestar Animal de Isla Mujeres), became official, when it was published in the official state publication. The newly appointed municipal official for the relevant agency said he had a plan to register all the animals, with their addresses and owners.  He said the registration would follow an education and awareness campaign, with signs and leaflets, and owners would be made aware that the regulations include sanctions. 
         He estimated that 95% of the dogs who are loose in the streets have owners, but said the situation is more complicated with the cats. It is estimated that there are about 10,000 animals on the island, and perhaps a similar number in the continental zone of the municipality, due to exponential growth in that area.
    Article 1 includes requirements about providing proper care which includes food, shelter, rules for proper management and control for the health of the public and the animal, and prohibitions against violence.
  Article 4 specifies what types of animals are protected in the municipality, including domestic, abandoned, those owned by companies, feral animals, those used for sports or for shows, those used for research, for service, and others are specified.
   Prohibitions and obligations of owners are given which include proper ventilation, areas for movement, hygiene, preventing thirst, sunstroke, pain, and others are specified. It prohibits keeping animals on roofs without the necessary care and in danger of falling, as well as exposure to inclemency of weather without shelter.
     Articles 19-48 address the identification and registration of cats and dogs. A Municipal Citizen Council for Animal Care and Welfare should be installed. In the section on infractions and sanctions, there are fines ranging from one to 100 days of minimum wage equivalent (80 pesos or little more than $4usd), and arrest of up to 36 hour for adults who incur violations of the provisions.

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 May Events
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Monday, May 1 Labor Day    And the Sol as Sol Regatta boats are arriving

Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, the Eta Aquarid  meteor shower can be seen, but it peaks in the predawn hours of Friday and Saturday. It is caused by debris from Halley's Comet.  The most meteors can be seen during the hours before 5a, when dawn starts (After moonset which is 1:33a on Wed, 2:18a on Thur., 3:00a on Fri, and 3:49 on Sat).

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

Wednesday, May 3 Basketball game Islanders vs Regatta sailors 7p  Probably at the Convention Center since the downtown court is being renovated.

Friday & Saturday:  Eta Aquarid meteor shower. The most meteors can be seen during the hours before 5a, when dawn starts (after moonset at 3:00a on Fri and 3:49 on Sat). Caused by debris from Halley's Comet,

Friday, May 5  Regatta Amigos. Isleno children (exceptional students aged 8-12) gather at Buhos at 10am, leave for the boats a half hour later and depart at noon for their Regatta around the island

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

Saturday, May 6  Fashion show at 8p on the Caribbean side of the Casa de la Cultura  of Yucatecan traditional clothing and garments based on that style.

Sunday, May 7 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p: Dance troupes performing from Cancun & Isla Mujeres.

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

Saturday, May 13 Artist of the Month Exhibition at aMar Cocina Peruana restaurant Featuring Laura Anileu 7:30p. On the back street Guerreo, north of Abasolo. Limited space, reservations (998) 274 3732

Festival of Caribbean Culture May 13, 15, 16, & 19
Saturday May 13
 Painting: Workshop on the techniques of painting 6p
 Music: Outside the Casa de la Cultura  7p
              Rockabilly Malix Cats (Mx)
              Sara Curruchich (Guatemala)

Monday, May 15  Music & Singing at the Guadalupana Church (across from Mango's)
                             Mayan Opera Concert 7pm

Tuesday, May 16 Casa de la Cultura
               Play:  "Let the Jungle tell you its story" 5:30
               Painting: Caravan: Painting in Action  7p
               Music:  Norma Espinosa & Nadia Arce (Mx) 8p
              Singing in the Mother Languages
               Maria Mactezuma (Mx) 8:30p

Friday, May 19 Outside the Casa de la Cultura
            Circense Imagine Circ-Show 8p

Saturday, May 20   Dance & Music outside the Casa de la Cultura 8p
            Bailes Caribenos (Caribbean Dancing)
            Chilangos de la Habana (Cuban...Chilangos are from Mexico City)    

Sunday, May 14 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p (Mother's Day in the US)

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

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day in the US 

Thursday, June 1 Día de la Marina

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