Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, May 30

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Ongoing work being done to keep the island clean and safe: Mayor Juan Carrillo

Isla limpia y segura

Impulsa Juan Carrillo vigilancia permanente

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de mayo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
  The Mayor said there are ongoing campaigns to keep the island clean and safe, and to maintain the White Flag and Blue Flag designations, and to continue to give a good impression to those who visit the municipality. He said it is important to keep the whole island clean, but especially those areas that where the tourists are concentrated, such as the beaches, sidewalks, and walking paths, to ensure they continue to visit. He invited residents to join with the municipal agencies to work together to continue providing the best image of Isla Mujeres to all tourists, for the benefit of the economies of islander families.

Contoy cabins for fishermen should be ready in October  

Habrá cabañas en Contoy

 Para pescadores, en octubre próximo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de mayo.-
Leer más...Full article at this link
     Previous articles said the NGO, SeaEcology paid for materials to build five cabins for the fishermen on Isla Contoy, one for each cooperative, to replace the deteriorated huts, and the fishermen were waiting for better weather to transport the lumber.  This article says at least ten cabins will be built and they are being financed by 2.5 million pesos from CONANP (National Commission for Protected Natural Areas). This will save fuel for the fishermen who will be able to remain on Isla Contoy for a week or more when they are harvesting lobster.


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

        During a special edition of Noches Magical, Mishel Alejandra Jimenez Witzil was crowned Queen of Navy Day, Entertainment for the evening included the Senior Citizen Dance Troupe, the Folklóriko Children's Ballet of Isla Mujeres, the troupe "Añoranzas de Isla Mujeres ''; as well as the groups "Star Dancer's" and "Urban Dance", from Cancun. Attendees also enjoyed the talent of  "Mar y Arena" musical group from Isla Mujeres, and the singers César Rentería and Brandon Paredes, from Cancun. Names of officials who were involved and who attended are given.

A "Campaign of Dental Cleaning & Extraction and Eye Exams" is being offered for free by the DIF social service agency ( Municipal System for the Integral Development of the Family). led by honorary president Paola Orrico de Carrillo. These services are being offered at the municipal CRIM (Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center at the times and dates listed.
      According to data from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), 9 out of 10 workers suffer from cavities or gum disease. This situation is attributed to the high consumption of foods with refined sugar, poor hygiene and poor brushing.        Regarding eye issues, the Conde Foundation recently announced that half of the adult population in the country has a "dry eye" problem, (“ojo seco”) of which 30 percent have been diagnosed and only 22 percent have received treatment. It is one of several diseases that the human eye faces in the senior years, and the majority of that population has limited economic means, which is why the DIF program seeks to offer treatment to those who are less fortunate.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Ongoing work continues for security and cleanliness for the entire island: Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis

Waiting to see if radar will be put back into use
   The general director of APIQRoo, Alicia Ricalde Magana, explained that the Maritime Traffic Radar, located in the lighthouse at Punta Sur, could possibly be reactivated after June 17 when the  Navy takes over management of the ports under the direction of the Merchant Marine. This equipment is expected to pass over to them at that time.
  She said the equipment was installed by APIQRoo in 2009 at a cost of over one million dollars, to connect with the island of Cozumel, triangulating information and verifying all the nautical information in this area of the Caribbean. Due to a lack of qualified personnel and staff cuts, it was shut down in 2013, but the equipment continues to be air conditioned.
     She said she doesn't know if the equipment is still suitable or operational, and that would require specialized personnel to make an assessment.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Port Authority verified the boundaries of the disputed lot 
Apiqroo verifica límites de lote en disputaVer masFull article at this link
      Raziel Rivero Cobá spoke in defense of  businessman Alvaro Burgos Ríos to affirm that he interceded for Mateo Burgos Garrido to sell his federal zone rights nine years ago for 250,000 pesos. He gave an interview saying these facts have been documented,and he was a witness, and also involved the purchase of two vehicles. 
       Mr Rivero also made allegations about a burglary of 30,000 pesos, manipulation concerning a nephew, and interest from a foreigner in extending his concession, who stepped aside due to the level of conflict. Mr Rivero also alleged that Mr Mateo Burgos is a municipal employee at the Tortugranja who has no boat and hasn't worked as a fisherman for 20 years,
     Then APIQRoo, the port authority and the municipal officials with ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone Authority) verified the boundaries of the disputed lot. Mr. Rivero said the federal zone property was recently fenced to prevent misuse and will be adapted for use by the fishermen. 

Foreign tourist has motorcycle accident
Inexperto turista se accidenta en moto [+] Ver masFull article at this link
May 29    An American named Eric, 25, rented a motorcycle from Ciro's, and drove it less than 10 meters before loosing control and having an accident on the storm drain grate, where it seems his foot got caught and he fell. This happened on Guerrero avenue at 9:30am, in front of the fence of the "Tlaloc" kindergarten-preschool, not far from the municipal cemetery. 
       The foot appeared fractured, with an obvious deformity, and there was blood, from having contact with the curb. However, the young man was showing no pain, indicating he has a high tolerance. The Red Cross ambulance arrived to immobilize the injury and take him to the hospital to confirm the fracture. Volunteers offered to assist him and give moral support when he went to be evaluated, because he was on his own.
     An employee of Ciro's said the rental vehicle had no insurance and that the customer was notified of this and agreed when he rented the bike, and they had confirmed that he has a driver's license.
       Every year, there are dozens of minor accidents of scooters and golf carts involving tourists and negligence by those involved, and cases when they are not covered by the insurance of certain rental agencies, which causes concern that this should be automatic, according to witnesses who learned about this particular problem.

Campaign for dental cleaning and eye exams 
Jornada de limpieza dental y estudios optométricos30.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

New "narco-manta" threats appear 
Aparecen nuevas narco-mantas[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    One narco-notice appeared in front of the Town Hall on the island, and the other was at the Community Center in Ciudad Mujeres on the mainland, signed by the cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion and Zetas, confirmed police sources.  No official comment has been issued.
        The one on the island was addressed to Marcelo, Lic. Pech, and Abirán Fuentes, saying, "You didn't fulfill the agreement, stop being de verga (swearword)". It is noted that narco-notices began appearing at the end of last year, and there have been several of them. There has been one execution of a taxi driver near the CENDI nursery school and another attempt along the road to Punta Sur, where the victim was shot in the thigh and survived. There were rumors of an incident in Sac Bajo.
        Police surveillance has been increased, and they have better equipment, but there have been no arrests as a result of the investigations being carried out the the state Attorney General.

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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.

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day in the US 

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

Wednesday, May 31
Quintana Roo Symphony Orchestra performing Maya Opera Concert in the hall of (beside) the Immaculate Conception Church at the Town Square at 8pm

Thursday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina
Memorial placing of the wreath at sea (in the Bahia). Boats leave the pier near the car ferry at 10:30am

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