Saturday, May 27, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, May 27

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Repairing storm drains before rainy season 

Previsiones por lluvias

Juan Carrillo repara alcantarillas

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ISLA MUJERES, 26 de mayo.-
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Installation of more street signs in Isla Mujeres  

Avanza colocación de señales

 En calles de Isla Mujeres

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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de mayo.-
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 May 21. The installation of street signs began yesterday at noon by a company from Cancun, who were installing signs in streets of colonia La Gloria. Workers said they would install 25 street signs in the colonias, and then they would conclude on Monday with 20 more on other streets in the colonias, for a total of 45 signs. (They are installing signs on poles at intersections, showing the names of streets. Previously, many street names were on the sides of buildings, or not indicated.)


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

Rehabilitation of storm drain covers is being done before rainy season/hurricane season, with a budget of 852,000 pesos, to minimize flooding, reduce the effects of rain, and to avoid accidents. Residents are invited to assist with these preventative actions by keeping the areas in front of their homes clean and to avoid littering in the streets to prevent accidents, because the trash clogs the drains and grids during rain, causing flooding.

Cultural and sporting activities are taking place starting Sunday in honor of Navy Day
   For the children's drawing contest, "Los Marinos de mi Isla", 85 works of art were submitted by grade school students of the island. Prizes for the top three will be awarded on Tuesday May 30 at 6pm at the Casa de la Cultura. The Cultural Director, Ruben Perez Martin, invited islanders and visitors to participate in the various activities to commemorate Navy Day, which is the first of June.


Events Update: (News continues below)
The Nado por la Libre swimmers route is below.
Circus performances are 5:30 & 8:30. Globe of death w 4 motorcyclists, 30ft Fantastic Pendulum-Acrobats. Located on Caribbean coastal road, inland side, south of Villa la Bella, north of Isla 33.
Navy Day 6k race starts at 7a at Fishermen's Monument, down Rueda Medina, ends at Naval Base.
Soccer Tournament Finale (Navy vs Harbor Master vs Islanders) 10a at Salina Chica field.
Circus at 5:30 & 8:30.
Noches Magicas on Town Square 8p with a play about sharks & a dance troupe from Yucatan.
Special Edition of Noches Magicas on the Town Square at 8pm with Coronation of the Queen of Navy Day and performances:
Dance: Senior Citizen's dance troupe, Urban Dance from Cancun, the Isla troupe Añoranzas, Star Dancer's from Cancun, and the Isla Mujeres Children's Folklorico troupe.
Musical performers: Cesar Renteria and Brandon Paredes from Cancun, and the Isla Mujeres band Mar y Arena.
Circus: 8p
Exhibition and Awards for the children's drawing contest: "The Sailors of my Island" at the Casa de la Cultura 6p.
Circus 8p
Quintana Roo Symphony Orchestra performing Maya Opera Concert in the hall of (beside) the Immaculate Conception Church at the Town Square at 8pm
Circus 8p
Memorial placing of the wreath at sea (in the Bahia). Boats leave the pier near the car ferry at 10:30am
Circus 8p


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Navy caught three fishermen with Queen Conch

May 26 -The Secretary of the Navy of Mexico reports that, in accordance with an Agreement with the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP) for the preservation of conchs, yesterday Naval personnel discovered three people aboard a small boat with an outboard engine with approximately 40 Queen conchs (Caracol Rosado), in the vicinity of Puerto Juarez, Quintana Roo. They have been under a fishing ban since May 1 and their possession is a crime. The three fishermen and the conchs were turned over to the Attorney General of Benito Juarez.
In this way, the Mexican Navy reaffirms its commitment to the preservation and conservation of marine species and protected natural resources, as well as providing security in the areas of their jurisdiction.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Attempted burglary at small store  
Intentan robar pequeña tienda. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  Someone cut the padlock on a small grocery in colonia La Gloria, on Paseo de las Aves during the predawn/late night hours, but security inside thwarted the thief. Owner Luis Lopez said this is the 11th burglary attempt, which have been successful more than once. In addition to being stopped by the security, a member of the family heard the noise and immediately called the police, and the officers arrived within minutes, but found no one.
   Mr. Lopez has reinforced his security system, and sleeps next to his business, to prevent burglaries, since they have happened in the past. He said, "The police arrived quickly, but no one was seen." Burglaries have become more common in various parts of the island, with thieves sneaking into houses at night, and there has even been some cases during daylight.
   It has been recommended that neighborhoods establish systems of communication, and it has been reported that residents in La Gloria and other areas are putting together this form of prevention in response to the increasing problem which authorities haven't been successful resolving.

Island fisherman has near death experience
Pescador isleño regresó de la muerte+] Ver masFull article at this link

  Last year, fisherman Beder Baños Bertruy, 51, had open heart surgery at a Merida hospital, after having serious health problems for some time. During the surgery, his heart stopped beating, and the doctors massaged it to pump blood to his brain, which had reportedly ceased to emit any signal, due to lack of oxygen. He said he technically 'died' for 17 minutes.
       He said, ""I was not afraid to die ... I entered a tunnel of lights... it is like air that goes fast. I was surrounded by angels, they protected me; as we know, Evil robs souls. The angels guarded me from what looked like clouds to the house of God."

   He continues to suffer from kidney problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a loss of movement in his knees, but his faith in God has increased since he saw Him during that event. He described Him as "a very great being, with a long white beard. He shook my hand and told me that everything was fine."
     He spoke about the experience, and says his faith in God helps him cope with his health problems, and that the heart operation was successful. He spoke from a wheelchair at his home, and explained how the specialists at IMSS (Mexican Social Security Institute) plan to inject chemicals into his knees in upcoming weeks, in hopes of improvement.
   He is the son in law of fisherman Buenaventura Delgado, aka “Coleguita”, who passed away in August. 

    Progress with construction at Isla Contoy 
Avanza proyecto en Contoy+] Ver masFull article at this link
     The construction project to renovate five cabins at the fishing camp in Isla Contoy before the start of lobster season is progressing well. The president of the Federation of Fishing Cooperatives Of Quintana Roo, Baltazar Gómez Catzín explained that 2.5 million pesos were invested in the project, which is 500 thousand pesos per cabin. They should be ready by the start of lobster season on July 1st, which continues through February.  The cabins are 100 percent occupied from October thru February, especially by fishermen who use nets and traps, who may spend a week or more taking advantage of the 'Norte" winds that blow during the last five months of the season. 
   The camp dates back to the 1970's, when federal officials authorized the temporary camping by the fishermen of Isla Mujeres and the nearby municipalities of Benito Juarez and Lazaro Cardenas. Since the area was made a Reserve by law more than 20 years ago, it was decided to only allow islander fishermen to camp, in order to control the presence of poachers ("piratas").

Rescued dolphin is recovering well 
Avanza muy bien la recuperación del delfín [+] Ver mas Full article at this link
     The release date for the dolphin recovering at the Tortugranja, under the care of specialists from Dolphin Discovery, could be scheduled in June, because his health is improving very well. The animal, which was rescued on May 2nd from the cliffs below colonia La Gloria, suffered from a serious gastric infection, parasites, and dehydration. It took days of ongoing treatment to stabilize him, and now he is recovering well. He was named "Paki" after three days of voting on social networks.
    In April, 2015, a dolphin named "Maya" was released after recovering from kidney stones.

 The staff of the municipal department of Landscaping (Dirección de Jardines y Ornato) have begun to maintain the downtown planters in an effort to improve the image of this destination. During this period of hot weather, the weather causes plants to wither and the winds bring dust. Residents suggested that an agreement should be made with Aguakan to irrigate the public areas and make them green, which occurs naturally during the rainy season and continues for the remainder of the year.

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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 Acction  7p
               Music:Norma Espinosa & Nadia Arce (Mx) 8p
 Singing in the Mother Languages  Maria Mactezuma (Mx) 8:30p (outside)
Friday, May 19 Outside the Casa de la Cultura
            Circense Imagine 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

Whale shark season has begun 

May 19, 20, 21 Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament
Friday is final registration & the Captain's dinner
The tournament is Saturday & Sunday
Cancelled due to winds causing port closure for small boats
Rescheduled for Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4

May 19 & 20  Celebration of the arrival of Catholicism 500 years ago

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

Monday, May 22 in commemoration of International Day of Lupus, at 4:00 p.m. there will be a march starting in front of the hotel Posada del Mar, followed by a conference at the Casa de la Cultura, and finishing with the lighting of the Town Hall lights.

Monday May 22 International Day of Biodiversity

In honor of Navy Day, this weekend will also be a three-way soccer competition between a Naval team, one from the Harbor Master's office, and a team of Isla veteran players on Friday & Saturday, and awards on Sunday. 

Friday, May 26
The Circus is coming to Isla Friday! The promo says....
"Arriving for the first time & for a short period, directly from Mexico City, the Afeere Brothers International Circus. Feel the maximum excitement with the 4 suicidal motorcycles in the Globe of Death, and the acrobats performing feats on the Fantastic Pendulum more that 10 meters in the the air.
In front of the Caribbean Sea. A show of this magnitude happens only once a year!"
Monday-Friday 8pm Saturday & Sunday 5:30p & 8:30p

Saturday, May 28 Race of 6km along Rueda Medina, which starts at 7am by the Fishermen's Monument and ends by the Naval base. 
Sunday, May 28 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Monday, May 29 Special Edition of Noches Magicas on Town Square 8p
Coronation of the Queen of the Day of the Sea, Dance troupes, singers, free event.
Dance Senior Citizen's dance troupe, Urban Dance from Cancun, the Isla troupe Añoranzas, Star Dancer's from Cancun, and the Isla Mujeres Children's Folklorico troupe. 
Musical performers:  Cesar Renteria and Brandon Paredes from Cancun and the Isla Mujeres band Mar y Arena.

Tuesday, May 30 Special Edition of Noches Magicas at Casa de la Cultura 6p
The Sailors of My Island Exhibition and Awards from the Children's Drawing Contest for Navy Day

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day in the US 

Thursday, June 1 Día de la Marina/ Navy Day

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