Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, May 10

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Officials tour Hurricane Shelters

Protege a familias

Gobierno de Juan Carrillo revisa refugios

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de mayo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
    There are six shelters in the island, with capacity for 1,200 people, and five in the Continental Zone, which will provide services during this hurricane season to islanders require it. The Mayor encouraged citizens to know which shelter is closest to their home in advance, to follow the instructions of authorities, and to be informed and alert about the security measures that should be followed when there is a threat of a hurricane. The names of officials participating in the tour are given. The Specialized Hurricane Committee will be convened starting June 1 to coordinate work between the various agencies and to ensure preventative work is done to guarantee the well being of the community during the 2017 hurricane season.

All are interested, but still no new ferry service

Todas interesadas, pero...

 Aún no hay algo en cuanto a navieras

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de mayo.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..

   Of the three ferry companies interested in providing service between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez, only Ultramar has completed the tests required for docking their boats and therefore has an agreement to provide this service, and they have the required permits from the Director General of Ports. They plan to activate more boats later this year, at the latest by the end of the year.
   Regarding the company Barcos Caribe, Manuel García García, representative of the General Port Administration of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo) in Puerto Juárez, explained that they have not yet obtained the required permits to provide this service and therefore have not requested a date for the testing of boats docking at the piers in Puerto Juárez and Isla Mujeres.  
   Regarding the company Marinsa from Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, they requested that the docking test be carried out in a virtual manner, which was not responded to by the Puerto Juarez office and was sent on to the state capital, and they also have not received the required permits to provide this service. 
   He said that it is not estimated that any of these companies will begin operations in the next six months on this route. 


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

Conferences and workshops on Physical Education, taught by Óscar Orlando Albornoz, were held in the auditorium facilities of the 5th Military Naval Region in Isla Mujeres. The topics included prevention of childhood obesity, technical innovations in Physical Education, Sports, and Recreation, and the development of basic physical coordination skills among school age children. 
     The conferences were followed by workshops featuring the team of the National Youth Tiburon's Soccer League. It was attended by a councilman and supported by the Mayor. 
        The municipal Director of Sports and Recreation, Natanael Gallegos Salinas thanked the Mayor and said "In Isla Mujeres we have an outstanding participation in different sports at state and federal level, so it is very important that teachers help children and young people to develop their sports skills from an early age,"
   Mr. Orlando Albornoz said that they have been to 29 states in Mexico and are grateful to be in Quintana Roo and Isla Mujeres, and to work with the municipality's teachers of Physical Education and the coaches. 
       Through these actions the municipal government headed by Juan Carrillo Soberanis reaffirms its commitment to help with the development of sports in Isla Mujeres and to achieve increased and improved opportunities for island athletes.

      Natanael Gallegos Salinas, director of the municipal Institute of Sports and Recreation, said that the Mayor is committed that the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres will have quality public spaces, and for this reason that from the first day of his administration he has taken actions  to support this and instituted a program of rescue and maintenance of public spaces.
   Maintenance and improvements have been done at the parks of Las Gaviotas, Las Iguanas, and La Gloria. Currently renovations are being done at the emblematic basketball court "Jose del Carmen Pastrana", downton.
        The Mayor and the municipal Sports Institute intend to build a Technical School of Sports at the La Juala park and to undertake a program of improvement for all the sports areas in the municipality.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Changes at Red Cross…/
  The administration of the Red Cross was the responsibility of Jorge Cárdenas Bazán, for two terms and in early May it was transferred to Filipe Bierman, by the decision of state delegate Carlos Constandse, with no problems. The official swear in date is expected to be announced soon. Bierman has already been handling the accounts, and will continue to receive the upcoming donations, and this process has been transparent. The new ambulance donated by Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis should be delivered soon.…/
    Senators visit Dolphin Discovery to ensure quality care
 May 9th   With the intention of listening to the opinions of marine animal specialists, and in order to not rush into making a wrong decision, Senator Luz Maria Beristain conducted an inspection visit to Dolphin Discovery in Isla Mujeres, accompanied by the Senator from Tlaxcala, Lorena Cuellar Cisneros;  where they were able to ascertain the excellent treatment and love that is given to the marine mammals there, and all the work that is being done. (Ms Beristain is one of the senators for Quintana Roo).
       After the legislators toured the facility, Dolphin Discovery's marine mammal specialists showed them the care that the dolphins are given, including their food, medical check ups, and the quality of their habitat. Senator Beristain said. "I feel very proud that there are companies like this in Quintana Roo, and I congratulate Eduardo Albor for defending this work and these efforts, because what I have just been told, speaks of a lot of work and a lot of dedication. I could see that the people who work here are happy, the animals are well treated,  and in Quintana Roo we say YES, to this type of place."
      Ms. Lorena Cuellar, Senator from Tlaxcala, congratulated the company for their professionalism and dedication, which proves why the company has obtained so many international certifications and acknowledgments for the high standards of quality standards they maintain, and she agreed with Ms. Luz Maria Beristain.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Complaints filed with the Human Rights Commission include public servants 
Múltiples quejas contra servidores públicosida.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  The Human Rights Commission in Isla Mujeres has received 17 complaints so far this year, including four against educational institutions, which were the majority, three against the Public Ministry (Prosecutor's office), and two against Public Security (Police).
      The four complaints against the schools involved violation of the rights of children, and the three against the Public Prosecutor's office were for delays in cases and lack of interest in investigations. One of the complaints against Public Safety is against the Director for not applying a precautionary measure, but he hadn't done it because they hadn't notified him legally, and then at the time he was notified, he had already applied the precautionary measure (medida cautelar). The other complaint was for arbitrary detention in which the human rights of the person were allegedly violated.
       Two complaints were filed against the magistrate because of alleged wrongs to inmates at the municipal jail due to delays in the judicial process, since they appealed and have not had a resolution despite passing the deadline.
    There was a complaint filed against the municipal Fiscalization (enforcement) agency alleging that the aggrieved had made an request in writing and not gotten a response but the authorities verified that the request was answered. There was a complaint against the deputy prosecutor for the Defense of a Minor and Family alleging poor service, and one against the state government which was not being processed because it was against the previous administration and the officials in question are no longer here.
   There is a complaint against the Judge Mixto for alleged delays in the judicial process or lack of follow up with a case, and a complaint against the Community Hospital regarding a change of appointment date, and one against the municipal traffic police alleging the officers treated the complainant  inappropriately, with insults, rudeness, and poor treatment.

COFEPRIS inspectors visiting downtown businesses 
Operativo de Cofepris en el comerciod.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Aproximately ten COFEPRIS inspectors, all duly identified and accredited, arrived at the APIQRoo Maritime Terminal on Isla Mujeres at eleven o'clock in the morning; After a brief meeting  where they agreed on their routes, the inspectors divided into pairs and combed downtown.
   They made visits to restaurants, bars, mini-supers/convenience stores, hotels, water purification plants and anywhere that, in some way, is associated with the sale of food and beverages, in order to verify that the businesses have their sanitary license issued by the agency.  It is not known if the document verification will continue into the colonias, because the official responded that he is not authorized to comment.

New briefs in Isla Mujeres
Breves de Isla Mujeres. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The metal turtles on the monument to the turtles which disappeared have not been replaced. The monument was inaugurated in 2010, and the turtles have been gone since 2013.
    Some tour boat captains continue to land their passengers on the beach, although this is not safe for the passengers and is prohibited by the Harbor Master. The boats are required to dock at the API docks, a private dock, or one of the cooperatives.
   The third News Brief is about the Continental Zone on the mainland part of the municipality.

Decreased demand for nautical tourism services
Escasa demanda de servicios náutico-turísticos. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   It is low season and there is a reduced number of overnight tourists as well as tourist who are visiting for the day. The ferry boats have fewer passengers and fewer visitors arrive with luggage, however the hotel occupancy rates are unknown. On Tuesday, nautical tourism boats were working at about 15 percent, and the beaches had a medium amount of people. The weather conditions were favorable and the port was open for general navigation. Merchants complained about the lack of tourists and the lack of sales. There were fewer golf carts on the streets, but rental agencies said they were renting 60 to 80 percent of their inventory.

Disappearance of local businessman's son  
Desaparece hijo de un empresario local[+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The family of young Adrian P.G. filed a complaint with the Public Ministry after he went to Cancun on Monday to buy a van and did not return. He is the son of the owner of Bronco's bar, which is a successful piano bar in Isla Mujeres, with exotic dancers. The young man has not answered his cell phone and his family is concerned about what may have happened to him and want an investigation.

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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"
               Painting: Caravan: Painting in Acction  5:30p
               Music: Singing in the Mother Languages  Maria Mactezuma (Mx) 8p (outside)

Friday, May 19 Outside the Casa de la Cultura
            Circense Imagine Show 7:45

Saturday, May 20   Dance & Music outside the Casa de la Cultura 7:45
            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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